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TBILISI, February 8 (Itar-Tass) - Georgia’s Education Minister Giorgi Margvelashvili has been appointed the country’s deputy prime minister and will combine these two positions.
The decree signed by Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili was placed at the government’s website on Friday.
On January 23 Defence Minister Irakli Alasania resigned as deputy prime minister following the prime minister’s decree.
Ivanishvili told reporters that Our Georgia-Free Democrats party started to discuss nomination of Alasania for the presidency (the presidential election will take place in October) without coordinating this issue with the Georgian Dream coalition. Meanwhile, the ruling coalition has not yet nominated anyone for this position.
Margvelashvili, 43, graduated from the Department of Philosophy of Tbilisi State University and from Central European University in Prague. He holds Ph.D. in Philosophy. He had an academic experience in teaching and research. He had headed several higher education institutions of Georgia. From October 25, 2012, he has been Georgia’s Education Minister. He is fluent in Georgian, Russian and English.